Palm Trees and Power Lines

Lea, a disenchanted and alienated teenager, sees a man twice her age as an escape from her decaffeinated summer. Director Jamie Dack opts for realism to address a complicated subject with dialogues on the verge of doubt and manipulation and excellent interpretations that expose without pointing out and condemn without proving. Best Direction at Sundance, Jury Prize at Deauville and 4 Independent Spirit nominations.


Title: Palm Trees and Power Lines
Year: 2022
Runtime: 110′
Country: USA
Direction: Jamie Dack
Screenplay: Jamie Dack, Audrey Findlay
Cast: Lily McInerny, Gretchen Mol, Emily Jackson
Cinematography: Chananun Chotrungroj
Genre: Drama
Contact: Filmin

Wins and nominations

2022: Sundance Film Festival – Best Direction
2022: Deauville Film Festival – Jury Award
2023: Independent Spirit Awards – Nominated for Best First Screenplay, Best Suporting Performance (Jonathan Tucker), Best First Film and Best Breakthrough Performance (Lily McInerny)